Cape Bretoners urged to donate blood Thursday
SYDNEY — Canadian Blood Services is urging all Cape Bretoners to book an appointment to donate blood on Thursday to help meet the daily needs of hospital patients.
Why would a blood donation on Thursday be so important?
Impact days, like Thursday, occur at the blood clinic every eight weeks after a holiday. Many donors normally rebook their appointments after a donation.
When the clinic is closed for a holiday, the number of scheduled appointments is always much lower 56 days later, when donors are again eligible to donate.
Despite a generous response from our Partners for Life in the Community, including staff at ACAP-CB, CBRM, the YMCA and the Reserve Mines Fire Department, Canadian Blood Services is experiencing low appointments due to a lack of rebookings.
To make an impact, donors are encouraged to call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
Blood donations can be given every 56 days and one donation has the power to save up to three lives.
The Sydney blood donor clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.